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FDAAA Announces New Treasurer and Chairs for New Member Recruitment Committee

August 5, 2014

At the August 5, 2014, FDAAA Board Meeting, it was announced that Cathy Carnevale and Susan Winckler will be the co-chairs of the Member Recruitment Committee and Mike Olson will be the FDAAA Treasurer.

Dr. Carnevale worked for FDA for 33 years. She started at FDA’s Bureau of Veterinary Medicine (now CVM) in 1975 as program manager for two programs. In 1979, she moved to the Office of Regulatory Affairs where she became the Associate Scientific Coordinator devoting herself to food and feed safety policy issues and emergencies. In 1989, Dr.Carnevale went to CFSAN as Special Assistant to the Director. Later she moved to CFSAN’s Office of Constituent Operations as Director, and from 2005-2008, she was Director of CFSAN’s International Affairs. After retirement, Dr. Carnevale has consulted on international food safety.

Susan Winckler is the Managing Partner of the Leavitt Partners Washington, D.C. office and leads the daily operations and client relationships of the office. Ms. Winckler is the former FDA Chief of Staff. Most recently, Ms. Winckler served as the President and CEO of the Food and Drug Law Institute.

At FDA, Ms. Winckler led the operations of the Office of Legislation (until April 2009), the Office of External Relations, Office of Public Affairs, and Office of the Executive Secretariat. She joined the FDA in September 2006 as the Director, Policy Communications, in the Office of Policy and Planning within the Office of the Commissioner. Immediately prior to joining the FDA, Ms. Winckler served as the Vice President for Policy and Communications and Staff Counsel for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA.)

Michael Olson

Mike Olson is a former director of FDA’s Division of Field Sciences and chief scientist for the office of Regulatory Affairs. In his 35-year career with the Agency, he first served as a bench chemist and later advanced to management roles in the Centers for food, drugs and medical devices. Mr. Olson has extensive experience in operations and policy for food and drug regulatory laboratories. As a director of field sciences, he oversaw the operation of 13 field laboratories and three research centers.


August 5, 2014
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